Buffett, Bill Gates, and Musk are all brightening the photovoltaic industry! Are you still unimpressed?5-20, 2020 / By MUST Power
As a sunrise industry in energy transformation, photovoltaics are increasingly favored by investors. Recently, the photovoltaic industry has set off another wave of discussion. Warren Buffett has also increased investment in the photovoltaic industry. According to US media reports, the Trump administration recently approved the largest solar project in the history of the United States, located in northern Las Vegas. A solar power plant with an installed capacity of 690 megawatts, called “Gemini Solar”, will provide electricity for NV energy, owned by Buffett-owned Berkshire Hathaway Corporation. In addition to Buffett, there are many big brothers who are optimistic about photovoltaics and have joined the photovoltaic family.
On November 20, 2019, Microsoft founder Bill Gates invested in a company aimed at achieving a solar breakthrough to save the planet. It is understood that the company, called Heliogen, is developing a technology that uses artificial intelligence and a set of mirrors to reflect and focus sunlight, thereby generating high temperatures above 1000 degrees Celsius, which can separate hydrogen molecules from water , To create a fossil-free gas that heats homes, fuels cars, and powers factories.
It is worth noting that this technology may revolutionize the way materials such as steel and glass are manufactured.
Musk / Tesla
Musk’s photovoltaic dream may really be realized. In June 2016, Tesla acquired SolarCity with US $ 2.6 billion in stock and officially opened the road to the layout of photovoltaics. In early 2020, Tesla announced that the new version of the solar roof will enter 13 cities in the United States, and will soon announce the time to enter the European and Chinese markets.
Tim Cook / Apple
Environmental protection is one of Apple ’s core values. Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple ’s position in the industry is responsible for environmental protection and has the ability to guide progress in this area. On October 22, 2014, Apple announced two new projects. The first is that Apple will build more than 200 megawatts of solar power projects in the grid areas of northern, eastern and southern China. Annual electricity consumption. Secondly, Apple also said that it will cooperate with Chinese suppliers in the next few years to use more than 2000 MW of new clean energy.
In 2019, Apple announced its commitment to use 100% clean energy to produce Apple products, the number of suppliers nearly doubled to a total of 44. With this cooperation with suppliers, Apple will exceed its goal of bringing 4 gigawatts of renewable energy to the supply chain by 2020.
During this period, it is expected that an additional 1 gigawatt of renewable energy will be produced. All facilities around the world have been powered by 100% renewable energy.
Google Compared with Apple, Google is already one step ahead in the field of new energy. At present, photovoltaic power stations are installed in the new office building and parking shed of Google headquarters. The Google headquarters covered by solar panels is like a blue ocean with solar footprint everywhere. In addition, Google recently plans to build a major “photovoltaic + energy storage” hybrid power project in the world.